Germans Are Not Funny

BY ALEXIA JAMES No, Brit Girl, the Germans do not now have a better sense of humour than the British. 30,000 people across 15 countries were asked to name both the “funniest” (“best at making people laugh”) and “least funny” nationality in a poll conducted by Badoo.com. The Germans came out last. They were even below the Belgians. Germans are as funny as Nish Kumar, … Continue reading Germans Are Not Funny

Lamenting Daytime TV

BY ANDREW MOODY In the age of Amazon Prime and Netflix and the thousand channels of Sky TV, and even more importantly, the age of imposed lockdown, is it just me or has TV gotten worse? Ever since 2015’s Straight Outta Compton, the last great movie made within the Hollywood system before Trump’s contentious election, and Harvey Weinstein’s ignominious demise in Rikers Island, movies have … Continue reading Lamenting Daytime TV

BBC News Caught Red-Handed

BY ALEXIA JAMES Just when the BBC was collecting some brownie points for providing useful and entertaining education material for our home-schooled children in lock-down, those over at BBC News have once again reminded the nation that suicide can be a slow and drawn-out affair – death by a thousand cuts. BBC Editors have been exposed selectively editing a Trump speech and the edit is … Continue reading BBC News Caught Red-Handed

Where are the Congratulations?

CSM EDITORIAL When 178-year-old Thomas Cook collapsed last month, British holidaymakers were left stranded in more than 50 countries around the world. The company’s sudden shut-down and liquidation did not include a contingency plan for getting travellers home. Enter the British Government and ATOL. ATOL is a financial protection scheme protecting most air package holidays sold by travel businesses that are based in the UK. … Continue reading Where are the Congratulations?

Let’s Not be Unchristian

BY ALEXIA JAMES Wannabe scally Terry Christian is one of those people who you avoid in the street let alone the studio. He’s the sort of a fellow who may not have halitosis but has it by default, as his exaggerated jiggling Mancunian contortions, annoying accent and verbal diarrhoea trump the worst sausage breath at a Mettwurst convention. His appearance recently on Jeremy Vine’s show … Continue reading Let’s Not be Unchristian

The BBC Must Fall

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN The Americans are way ahead of us Brits when it comes to fighting the culture wars. Their films are better quality, their best e-warriors have ditched their bedrooms for studios and content can be found across the board adopting one or another worldview. The Americans even have the #WalkAway movement, which is beginning to really grate with the enemy…. “Once upon a … Continue reading The BBC Must Fall

The Artful Szijjarto

BY JAMIE FOSTER On Tuesday Emily Maitliss interviewed Hungary’s Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto on BBC Newsnight. It was a remarkable interview for what was said by the straight talking politician. Maitliss was taking him to task for Hungary’s new anti migration laws. “We want to keep Hungary a Hungarian country and we don’t think that multiculturalism is by definition good.” Maitliss didn’t know where to … Continue reading The Artful Szijjarto

Hollywood’s Stars are Dimming

BY JON ALEXANDER Earlier this month celebrated actress Meryl Streep gave a “brave” speech to a room full of Democrat supporters at the Golden Globes Award ceremony. And it was a great success if you read Democrat-supporting articles. But in what way was it brave? (Streep was basically meowing to a room full of cats…she wasn’t likely to get much opposition in there now, was she?) In … Continue reading Hollywood’s Stars are Dimming

Sing, Act, Shut Up

BY NICK JOHNS When your child tells you that they’re not off to university but are going to acting school instead, one’s heart drops. You know the chances of them becoming a well-paid Hollywood or television actor are close to zero. Nonetheless, you smile. You love them, after all. Acting or singing as careers are most often voyages to nowhere; full of hope and angst; famine … Continue reading Sing, Act, Shut Up

MSM Running Scared

BY JON ALEXANDER A new trend has emerged in the wake of Donald Trump’s “surprising and impossible” victory in the US 2016 Presidential Elections. You’d have to be an ostrich not to have been confronted by the term “Fake News” of late. From what I can gather, the term appears to have been brought into existence by individuals and news networks upset that their credibility has … Continue reading MSM Running Scared

“What Don’t I Get?”

EDITORIAL Since An Open Letter to James O’Brien from Country Squire’s Jamie Foster was published in this magazine on Monday it has been viewed 12,651 times. Just this morning (and this follow-up is being published before breakfast on Tuesday) there have been a thousand more views of this letter. By the time James takes the microphone for Tuesday’s show, no doubt thousands more will have read it. … Continue reading “What Don’t I Get?”